New Board appointments at Astute

12 February 2010 Astute
Gustav Jenkins

Gustav Jenkins

Riaan Dreyer

Riaan Dreyer

Astute, the financial services exchange used by advisers to integrate data from product providers when undertaking financial planning for clients, has announced the appointment of Riaan Dreyer as non-executive director and Gustav Jenkins as alternative non-executive director.

Riaan has a Masters Degree in Information Technology (Cum Laude), a BCom (Hons) in Economics and a B Com in Actuarial Science. He is currently employed by Liberty Group where he is mandated to ensure that all business change initiatives are executed in line with strategy.

Before joining Liberty, Riaan was a Value Engineer at SAP where he was responsible for identifying, quantifying and articulating the business value of implementing solutions in order to assist organisations in justifying technology investments. Previously he spent eight years with Deloitte Consulting, of which one year was in the US where he specialised in CRM, System Integration, IT Architecture and IT Strategy. He was involved in a number of projects in delivery and management roles for both local and international clients.

Gustav Jenkins is a qualified actuary and holds a B Com (Hons) degree in mathematical statistics from the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently mandated by the Liberty Group to execute on various strategic initiatives.

Before joining Liberty, Gustav held positions at Swiss Re Life & Health Africa both in South Africa and the UK. These included various technical as well as client management roles. Before moving to Liberty, he headed up the client markets role for Swiss Re Life & Health Africa.

Said Biddie Biddulph, Managing Director of Astute: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Riaan and Gustav to the Astute board. Their academic backgrounds combined with experience across industries, including financial services, provide them with a strong understanding of the challenges that need to be dealt with in today’s dynamic environment.”

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